Navigation Study by Navteq: What’s Driving U.S. Consumers

More people use portable navigation devices (PNDs) than in-dash navigation systems, but users of in-dash systems use their system more often, according to a U.S. consumer survey released by Navteq.

NAVTEQ Launches Advanced Mapping Collection Technology

NAVTEQ today announced NAVTEQ True, the company’s new mapping collection system. NAVTEQ is beginning the roll out of this new technology in its US fleet of field collection vehicles, further enhancing the company’s ability to deliver a growing range of high quality digital map data.

Navteq, Microsoft Partner on Collection Capabilities for 3D Maps

Digital map provider Navteq today announced a new technology agreement that will allow the company to more rapidly deploy innovative collection capabilities and accelerate the collection, creation, and storage of 3D map data and visuals. Navteq and Microsoft have agreed to work together to support technological advancements in this area, through which Navteq will also provide Microsoft Corp. with 3D map data and visuals to power new mapping features.

Magellan is the latest GPS vendor to release the iPhone app

And the latest GPS device maker to release its own iPhone app is Magellan. They’ve announced Magellan RoadMate turn-by-turn navigation application, alongside a “new innovative vehicle mounting cradle for the iPhone and iPod touch devices” that will be available later in December.

Canine Search-and-Rescue App Takes Galileo Master Prize

Search-and-rescue application Osmógrafo won the Galileo Master prize of the 2009 European Satellite Navigation Competition October 21 at an awards ceremony at Munich Residence in Germany. Eight special topic prizes and 17 regional honors were awarded along with the €20,000 grand prize, all of which are designed to recognize the best GNSS application innovations of the year.

Destinator 9 GPS Navigation Available on Android Market

Intrinsyc Software International today announced that Destinator 9 is immediately available for purchase on the Android Market, the online applications and media portal for Android mobile phones. Destinator delivers the mobile industry’s most reliable navigation and most compelling user experience specifically designed for Android Smartphones. With a host of new capabilities and features designed to [...]

NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns™ Saves Drivers Up to 42 Hours Per Year in Europe

Recent NAVTEQ research, including more than 145,000 unique route tests in 14 European cities, concluded that NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns saves European drivers 42 hours a year for an average, daily, roundtrip commute of 60 kilometers.

Nokia Bullish on LBS Web Applications

LBS activity seems to be growing in Europe. Nokia, along with its Navteq subsidiary, is leaning forward to introduce location-based social networking applications on Facebook. In another event, such companies as Navigon and Garmin are rolling out new connected personal navigation devices (PNDs) in Europe — even though many in the industry think that technology isn’t a moneymaker in North America.

McDonald’s Europe chooses NAVTEQ for location-based advertising

As part of the agreement McDonald’s Europe has provided NAVTEQ with location information for more than 5,500 of its restaurants in 16 countries, including an indication of where drive-in facilities are available.

Navteq Increases Traffic Offerings for European Countries

Digital map provider Navteq has launched Navteq Traffic in Europe. Navteq Traffic delivers a single source solution enabling drivers uninterrupted traffic information when crossing borders in 11 countries including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. Navteq Traffic will also be available in Luxembourg and The Netherlands by the end of 2009.